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Wix Accessibility Widget

Are you looking to make your Wix website accessible with an advanced accessibility widget? No worries, you’ve come to the right place. But before we talk about our incredible AI-powered widget solution, we will outline the process toward accessibility as simply as possible, helping you understand how to achieve Wix accessibility. Let’s go!

What is web accessibility for Wix?

Web accessibility for Wix involves ensuring that websites created on the Wix platform are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. This includes implementing features and design practices that adhere to accessibility standards and guidelines, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Wix provides tools and features that enable users to create accessible websites, such as customizable templates, built-in accessibility features, and accessibility-focused apps and plugins.

Additionally, Wix offers resources and support to help users understand and implement accessibility best practices, ensuring their websites are usable and inclusive for all visitors.

Are the built-in tools provided by Wix enough for accessibility?

Although Wix provides tools and features to help users create accessible websites, it’s important to note that achieving compliance with accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and legal requirements like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) involves more than just using these tools.

Wix tools can be a helpful starting point for improving accessibility, but achieving compliance requires a comprehensive approach that goes beyond the capabilities of any single tool. Users need to carefully review and customize their website’s design, content, and functionality to ensure it meets accessibility standards and legal requirements.

Additionally, compliance with WCAG and ADA involves ongoing monitoring, testing, and updates to ensure continued accessibility. Wix may provide some automated features and guidelines for accessibility, but users are ultimately responsible for ensuring their websites are accessible and compliant with relevant standards and regulations.

Does ADA compliance apply to my Wix website?

We have covered this question extensively on our ADA compliance page, so we recommend you start there for a full answer. But if you want the short answer, here it is: ADA regulations most probably apply to your Wix website.

Let’s just have a quick recap of the issue at hand.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark legislation prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities, aiming to facilitate equality in all areas of public life. Although this law was enacted before the advent of the internet, courts have interpreted its “spirit” as applicable to the digital space as well.

The bottom line? ADA compliance requires public and private enterprises to remediate their websites, which includes Wix websites, even though the platform wasn’t built specifically by you. At the end of the day, you own your domain, and the responsibility for accessibility lies with the owner.

It is important to note that small businesses are not exempt from ADA compliance! While you may not be the center of attention in the risk of lawsuits, it does happen with rising numbers each year.

ADA standards for Wix accessibility

Title III of the ADA refers to the Department of Justice’s updated guidance from 2003, stipulating two resources for web accessibility: (1) Sections 508 Standards, and (2) the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

What does this mean in practice? We don’t want to exhaust you with details, so let’s just say for now that your chief concern should lie with conformance with the WCAG 2.2 guidelines.

WCAG outlines four essential principles to ensure a website is accessible:

  1. Perceivable: Make sure that everyone can perceive the information and features on a website, no matter their disability.
  2. Operable: Make the website easy to use for everyone, regardless of disability. For example, navigating the site using just a keyboard.
  3. Understandable: Keep things clear and easy to understand, using simple language and clear instructions for a more user-friendly experience.
  4. Robust: Make the website reliable for different assistive technologies, such as screen readers.

This includes implementing features and design practices that facilitate accessibility, such as providing alternative text for images, ensuring keyboard navigation, maintaining sufficient color contrast, and structuring content in a logical and meaningful way.

For a Wix website to conform with WCAG standards, users need to carefully review and customize their website’s design, content, and functionality to align with WCAG guidelines.

Ultimately, while there are automated and affordable options, some manual adjustments are most likely required.

To consult with a web accessibility expert on your specific Wix website’s needs, contact one of our experts today—no strings attached. We will review your website and let you know if manual remediation is needed.

How to make my Wix website accessible?

For a fully ADA-compliant website and WCAG 2.2 Level AA conformance, there are three main steps to undertake:

Each of these steps may be approached by different methods, with a wide array of tools, and to different degrees of expertise and work effort.

For this reason, we will provide you with our chief recommendations for achieving an accessible Wix website.

Testing a Wix website

EqualWeb provides robust and smart web accessibility testing tools, which can audit an entire website for WCAG 2.2 conformance. Most automated testing tools can scan only one page at a time, which is time-consuming and far from effective.

EqualWeb scans the entire website, including complex websites that have personal account areas, in a manner of days or even hours, depending on the urgency and level of website complexity. EqualWeb further issues an evaluation report with comprehensive details on WCAG issues that require fixes and a guide on how to fix them. With these two effective features at your disposal, the first step toward accessibility is made easy with no work on your part.

Remediating with a Wix accessibility widget

EqualWeb offers an advanced AI-powered widget that can be introduced to the website, without interfering with its original code, automatically remediating it in its entirety by implementing an “overlayed” code. The widget automatically levels-up the website to a minimum of 70% to 80% accessibility level according to WCAG standards.

The widget works 24/7 on the website and is installed with a simple line of code. The AI-powered widget plan also generates an Accessibility Statement, alt text for images, closed captions for video and audio elements, a feedback option for users with disabilities, a customized interface and logo, and many many more perks.

The Auto AI Accessibility Widget is an all-powerful solution that is cost-friendly and massively effective at reaching the highest results possible.

For larger websites we also recommend utilizing our in-house experts to fill in those areas where the automatic remediation cannot do the job. Keyboard navigation, for instance, is very difficult to accomplish with artificial intelligence alone, as in most cases it requires some manual adjustment.

Our ADA Managed Compliance plan offers a comprehensive solution that integrates automatic and manual remediation for achieving the best accessibility standards in the market.

Monitoring a Wix website

EqualWeb’s powerful Monitor offers periodic scanning of the website for accessibility and compliance all year round. Note that web accessibility is a journey, not a destination. As we update content, change templates, add new templates, introduce new designs, etc., these changes that a website undergoes can lead to accessibility errors. For example, a common error is the addition of new images without alternative text. The EqualWeb Monitor can detect these issues with ease, while offering quick and automated solutions so your website never misses an Alt Text requirement or other web accessibility issues.

Additional tips for Wix accessibility

To make your Wix website accessible, start by choosing accessible templates or customizing your template to prioritize accessibility features. Add descriptive alternative text for images, ensure keyboard accessibility, and use clear navigation menus. Organize content with headings and maintain sufficient color contrast. Include captions for multimedia, provide contact information, and regularly test and review your website for accessibility issues. By following these steps, you can finetune your Wix website according to WCAG guidelines, making it inclusive and accessible to all users.

Summary: adding a Wix accessibility widget to your website

As previously mentioned, Wix does offer an array of web accessibility tools to make the website more inclusive for users with disabilities. And while it is important to take note of these options and utilize them to their full potential, they still lack a full solution for compliance with ADA and Section 508 standards (in case you live in the United States; other countries have other accessibility-related regulations).

Adding an AI-powered widget to a Wix website will significantly enhance its accessibility. The widget can automatically analyze the website’s content and apply accessibility features, such as alt text to images, improving keyboard navigation, and ensuring color contrast compliance. This helps streamline the process of making the website accessible, saving time and effort for website owners.

Additionally, the AI widget can provide ongoing updates to ensure continued accessibility, helping maintain compliance with accessibility standards over time. Overall, integrating an AI-powered widget can effectively improve the accessibility of a Wix website, making it more inclusive and usable for all visitors. To ensure your Wix website is accessible and compliant with the law, subscribe to the Auto AI Accessibility Widget plan today.

Or, contact an EqualWeb agent now

To install EqualWeb on your Wix website, follow these steps:

  1. Go to "Settings" in your site`s dashboard.

    Setting screenshot at Wix platform
  2. Click the "Custom Code" tab under "Advanced Settings".

    Overview screenshot at Wix platform
  3. Click + "Add Custom Code" at the top right.

    Tracking tools and analytics screenshot at Wix platform
  4. Paste the code snippet in the text field.

    add a new tool screenshot at wix platform
  5. Choose a name for your code.
  6. Choose the "Load Code Once" option from the select box.
  7. Place the code at the body end.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed EqualWeb on your Wix website. Enjoy improved accessibility and an inclusive digital experience for all users.
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